Thursday, January 17, 2008

JCPenney, Macon Mall, Macon, Georgia. Mall entrance. (courtesy cantnot at Grocerying)

JCPenney, Macon Mall, Macon, Georgia. Vintage view of mall entrance. (courtesy Keith at Malls of America)

JCPenney, Macon Mall, Macon, Georgia. Exterior entrance. (courtesy cantnot at Grocerying)

7 comments:

  1. Love that vintage view! The bulbs in the ceiling are great!

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  2. Keith over at Malls of America found the older shot, and I had to repost it here when I got some updated Macon Mall pictures.

    The older shot is from the older (circa 1975) part of the mall, while the newer shot I think is from the newer portion of the mall that was added through Penney's in the 1990s.

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  3. JC Penney seems to have a history of constructing bland monoliths. The 1973 edificie here in Mobile looks almost government-issued.

    Somewhat off-topic: How do I go about sending you, Steve, a submission? :)

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  4. Agreed. Penney architects sure knew how to work a theme, but it wasn't always pretty.

    Send your submissions to stevesblog AT gmail DOT com with the subject line "LiveMalls" and please keep photo sizes to 640x480 or thereabout. A location and brief description of the photo(s) is always appreciated.

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  5. Now Penney's is getting a "face-lift" aka a face down. Just getting a smaller label scar I'd say.

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  6. love these photos i lived in Dublin during the 80s and Macon mall was where everybody went . i am looking for photos of macon mall around 1986-89 also Dublin mall 1986-1990 keep up the good work

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  7. I worked at that JC Penny from 1976 to 1979 or so. I worked for Bill Morrison in display and advertising and did a lot of the mannequin and displays for the store. It was a lot of fun. Every Friday night a lot of us would head over to Grand Central Station and close that place down. The owner's name was Ed, can't remember his last name, the manager was Carlos and the bartenders were Darinda and Cricket. I had a huge crush on Cricket's daughter back then.

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